Thursday, August 28, 2008

Greatest Video Game Athletes of all Time

So the great people over at IGN have another list, much like the Greatest Madden QB's of all time, this one is Greatest Video Game Athletes of all time.

Here is the list

10. Reggie Jackson (RBI Baseball)
9. Tommy Armour III (PGA Tour II)
8. Brock Lesnar (Smackdown!: Here Comes The Pain)
7. Ken Griffey (Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball)
6. Charles Barkley (Barkley's Shut Up And Jam!)
5. Bill Elliott (Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge)
4. Jeremy Roenick (NHLPA Hockey '93)
3. Michael Vick (Madden '04)
2. Bo Jackson (Tecmo Bowl)
1. Mike Tyson (Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!)

As a gamer, and a avid sports gamer, I can honestly say the top 4 are spot on. Roenick, Vick, Jackson and Tyson are the best video game people I've ever played with or against. The idea of running with Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl is still something i dream about at night.

Reggie Jackson is also perfect. RBI baseball was such a great game, and Reggie Jackson was so dominate, that as a child, i didn't even follow baseball but i knew about Jackson's prowless over RBI baseball.

Barkley, Griffy, Armor, and Elliot, the games sucked so i didn't play em at all.

All in all a good list.


gerry dorsey said...

lt from tecmo bowl thinks this list is bunk.

Steve said...

get it right, guys.

it was SUPER tecmo bowl that had bo jackson and lawrence taylor

Tecmo Bowl didn't have the nfl rights so they had the chicago penguins with RB#34 as the best player.

gerry dorsey said...

i think you're wrong steve, but the last thing i want to do is touch off another bench clearing brawl up in here.

Brown said...

You're all wrong.

Its Tecmo Super Bowl that you're referencing with Bo Jackson. Tecmo Bowl with Chicago RB#34, and Super Tecmo Bowl was on SNES and isn't in the discussion.

I downloaded "Tecmo Bowl" on the Wii thinking it was the Bo Jackson one, and got the one Steve was referring to.

I hate to say it, China Steve was on the right path.